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officer shot the victim 13 times. >> reporter: this all could come down to one important question, was this officer in any real imminent danger when he decided to use force on an unarmed man. tyrone brown was unarmed when a police officer shot 13 shots at him. nine of them struck brown, leaving his wife and family devastated. >> he was the love of my life. and i don't know what i'm going to do without him. >> reporter: police investigation into the incident in this alley now focuses on the actions of the officer. police say tashambe left a club when brown allegedly groped the officers girlfriend leading to
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the shooting. detectives asked officer tashanbe to take a breathalyzer test, but they say he refused. so now they are interviewing club owners and witnesses to see if he drank and how much. >> we interviewed some people that indicate that at some point the officer had a beverage, whether it was an alcoholic beverage, we don't know at this point. >> you have to let the investigation take its force. >> reporter: the president of the police union says the officer will cooperate once he's hired an attorney. mayor blake calling for a thorough review of the case. >> i cannot accept officers acting outside the law. >> reporter: police say it's not the first time officer tashambe shot someone out of duty. police say he was disciplined in that case for being under the influence of alcohol at the time. in this most recent case,
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police say there were a number of witnesses who were with the victim at the time, a number of witnesses with the officer. but police say they have seven independent witnesses who they are using who are cooperating and who are helping them with this investigation. we're live at police headquarters, derek valcourt. prosecutors say there is no timetable on a decision for charges. we have an update for breaking news outside of baltimore. police say someone shot a driver and the vehicle then crashed into a sign and caught fire. an off duty maryland state trooper was on the scene helping a until baltimore city firefighters arrived. when police arrived at a home, they found turner dead in her bed.
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an autopsy revealed the girl had a fractured skull, broken leg and signs of sexual assault. on saturday, police arrested 17- year-old timothy height. police believe he dated the girl's mother. they also removed two other children from the mother's care. >> there's a four and a six- year-old child, rather children. both of those children were subsequently taken from that location, the location they were located by the department of social services. >> reporter: height is charged as an adult with murder, assault and reckless endangerment. >> police have not yet accomplished a motive. the mayor's newest proposal to cut benefits is drawing anger from unions. mike helgren has the latest battle in the war over money. >> reporter: the mayor says if her new proposal doesn't pass it could be catastrophic for the city. a big sticking point between
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her and the union is raising the requirement of years to retire. it's one of those benefits firefighters and police say they were promised. the show down is on, the mayor and a majority of the baltimore city council against powerful firefighter and police unions over pension reform. >> the crisis is real. and the city must take action to change the system. >> reporter: they are not even talking out of both ends of their mouth. they are talking about three different ends of their mouth. >> reporter: proposals that have the unions boiling is making 25 years required for retirement. >> how do you tell someone who has 14 years 352 days and the guy that has 15 years one day, that he or she is safe contractually. but you are not safe contractually. >> reporter: the mayor also wants to change the
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contribution rate from 10 to six. >> it is hard to walk down the street and look at a firefighter or police officer and have the conservation about this issue. >> reporter: while the city appears poised to go ahead with pension reform, union leaders are moving forward with a federal lawsuit to keep their contractual benefits intact. >> actual changing of benefits for employees we feel is a violation of the contract law. >> without reform it's less than a month before a huge pension bill comes due. >> the unions know this about me. i'm never going to tell them how to best represent their membership. and i believe that honest minds can differ. >> reporter: now on top of the pension mess, the city council still has to pass a slew of taxes and fees to make up for a $121 million budget shortfall.
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reporting live at city hall, mike helgren, eyewitness news. >> thank you mike. the mayor's plan would also guarantee a minimum $10,000 benefit for widows of police officers. take a live look under water as the oil well continues to leak. >> reporter: it may not look like it but the government says a cap is now preventing 462,000- gallons of oil from leaking into the gulf each day. it's a significant step forward seven weeks into the disaster but far from success. >> i don't think we should ever be comfortable with the containment operation. we ought to be watching it very closely. we ought to be ruthless over watch of bp. >> reporter: oil will again
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spew out during the change over. winds and current are breaking the oil that's already in the bull -f into hundreds of thousand -- already in the gulf into hundreds of thousands of patches. >> here in coastal louisiana, visitors and tourists are scared. as the oil spreads toward florida, they are worried the same thing will happen to them. early signs of the spill, clumps of tar are scattered across beaches of florida. >> i grew up in pensacola on the beach, and it's so sad to see your white sands have all this on them. >> reporter: the president is promises to hold bp accountable. >> there's going to be damage to the gulf coast and there's going to be economic damage but we have to make sure bp is responsible for. >> reporter: experts say it'll be years before the full economic and environmental
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impact can be known. manuel gallegos. >> tiny tar balls have begun to show up. officials say it will not reach the western florida peninsula any time soon. the weekend showers brought in cooler air and relief from the humidity here. take a live look outside. it is a beautiful spring, yes it is indeed, evening with a nice breeze. we're live with the latest, bernadette woods is in the outback. bewe begin with bob turk. >> that's right, bob was trying to show the shadow i have. yes, there's a lot of bright sunshine out here today. but it's not showing up. it's bringing very comfortable air today and it will again so tomorrow. it's holding the storm off, that storm will eventually move
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our way on wednesday. when that gets in here, we'll heat up again. >> thank you very much bernadette. 21-year-old emily toles lost her eye during a protest against israel's naval raid on the aid bound ship. israeli police shot her with a tear gas canister, she went to high school in bathesda. helen thomas resigned today after controversial comments she made regarding israel and palestine. bathesda high school principal has uninvited thomas to an important event. >> reporter: this after shocking statements from helen
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thomas seen here celebrating her birthday with the president. >> any comments on israel? >> i want them to get the hell out of palestine. >> reporter: thomas was to speak at bethesda high school until interview of thomas suggesting israelis move to germany, poland or the u.s. >> being jewish, it's not a very nice comment. it's pretty wrong what she said. >> reporter: principal dr. alan goodwin was followed by calls from parents and students following those comments. >> there were concerns that she had made inflammatory remarks and having her speak at graduation was not well representative of what our school was about. >> we welcome examining issues. but the graduation is just a time for cohesiveness and that's what we want to el
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emphasize. >> reporter: to this point, the principal is unsure who's going to give the commencement to the seniors. >> a lot of people were excited about it, then people got angry at the people who were upset about it. >> reporter: thomas was notably absent after announcing her sudden retirement. >> those remarks were unprehencable. >> reporter: robert gibbs says her comments do not reflect the opinion of the obama administration. thomas began her career with united press international in 1943. in bethesda, montgomery county, i'm jessica cartalia, eyewitness news. >> thomas began working for hurst newspapers nine years ago. terror suspects in court, prosecutors release new details about their plans to hurt americans. 200 new jobs are coming to maryland and maryland leaders say it's a sign of better times
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for the entire state. i'm weijia jiang, with the details next on wjz eyewitness news. the national aquarium in baltimore on stand by tonight for marine life injured in the gulf oil spill. i'm mary bubala, that story just ahead. finally some relief from the heat, will this nice spring weather stick around? the updated first warn forecast coming up. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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there is some good news
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this evening for marylanders, weijia jiang has the story. >> reporter: executives say business is booming and expect it will only get better. at the middle aircraft system, workers celebrate a major step forward. the plant produces parts for planes. they are expanding employment by 200 more jobs in maryland. >> business is going strong. it is because we are making investments. if we would cut back, we would have a different situation. >> reporter: in addition to adding the new positions the company also brought back 50 workers who were previously laid off. >> i was excited, i really was. i mean it was nice, i never thought i would be called back
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to work. i mean, we thought we were laid off permenantly. >> reporter: bryan man was brought back last month. he says the expansion offers him relief that he will have work. >> reporter: a lot of business are starting to come back, so it's a good thing. >> 200 new jobs are in a tough economy is good news. but we want to have 200 every week. we're optimistic that little by little we're moving ahead. >> reporter: mg expects to fill all the positions by this october. that's 30 spots for engineers and 170 manufacturing jobs. the best news is, they are still taking applications. reporting live in downtown baltimore, weijia jiang, eyewitness news. >> i'm sure they're getting a lot of them right now. wjz is always on, for more information on how to apply for the jobs log on to our website
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at there's one more way to get around baltimore city for free. today mayor blake cut the ribbon on the pen statement. the buses will run on the circulators. tonight the baltimore aquarium is on stand by to receive animals from the gulf coast. >> the call for help could come at any moment. especially because the aquarium and its staff know how to bring the animals back to health. it is part of the marine animal rescue program with a special sized hospital pool. it's the ideal setting to reevaluate sea life. now being rescued from the oil spill in the gulf. >> we are prepared to do whatever we can in baltimore to
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assist the people in the gulf. i know florida, i know many states, everybody is gearing up to help and we are no different. >> reporter: the very experts from the national aquarium in baltimore who help these sea turtles recover could be sent out of the gulf. or injured marine life could be flown in to be treated if facilities in the south fill up. the three sea turtles from new england received in banana boxes. >> we can receive animals and hold them for a long period of time and help them through rehabilitation. these animals are going to have some serious challenges to their health, for a long period of time. this oil is going to be a big challenge for us for a long period of time. >> reporter: the biggest concern for sea turtles already engaged is the enjerrid sebesta
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of toxic oil. the oil has already killed a few,ic colluding this one. >> anyone who cares about animals can't help but be affected. you can't help but feel devastated and it is, it's devastating. >> reporter: officials say 40 animals stranded are in the aquarium being helped. >> the turtles will be released saturday june 19th. >> they are doing really good work down there. >> indeed they do, yeah. take a look at the weather. beautiful weather, right now with a lot of sunshine, comfortable 77. the dewpoint is now down to as low as it's been in a while. newest west winds at 10. the barometer rising, we'll take a look at that tuesday forecast right after this. ,,,
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and a beautiful look outside right there, it would be nice to be out there right now. >> that's like a dream. beautiful weather after the heat and humidity of the last few days. some areas got some pretty good thunderstorms. friday we had some big storms
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and tree damage and wind damage up around portions of harper county and sections of baltimore county. but that's all said and done. let's take a look at temps around the region. beautiful afternoon and very pleasant night. 59degrees, that is not a mistake. 59 in oakland right now with clear skies. 76 in washington, 68 at ocean city. the dewpoint down to a very dry and comfortable 48. yesterday the dewpoint was up to 72 and the temperatures in the mid-80s. last night that front came through around 4:00 or 5:00. this is fantastic, a huge difference as the winds came back to the northwest and brought a nice air mass in. you can see it all over the east, beautiful conditions. not a -- the next weather maker out here in the midwest in the plain states. warmer temps and that system is going to move toward our region
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as high pressure moves to the east. that front approaches as a warm front. good chance of showers maybe a couple of thundershowers on wednesday. and behind it we're going to warm up again. maybe around 80 by the end of the week, by the weekend as this all this stuff moves through will take all that cool air with it, go back to canada for a few more days and we'll be back for a few more temperatures back up around the low to mid-80s. and it's also going to get rather sticky again. nice day again, northwest winds at five to 10 knots. sunrise 5:40, it's going to be cool in the morning. sunset is 8:31, a very nice tuesday. by late tomorrow night, we start seeing some of those clouds moving in with the western system. clear of 55 downtown 62. tomorrow a lot of sunshine, a few clouds coming in late afternoon. clouds building tomorrow night, but a high of 78.
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below normal, then a good chance of showers and thundershowers on wednesday. but we remain on the cooler side on wednesday. >> thank you, bob. all right wjz, masn an the baltimore orioles teamed up for a very successful food drive this weekend. >> reporter: the maryland food bank is counting all that money and weighing the canned food. we collected donations during the series between the o's and the sox. fans were very generous this year. some dropped a $450 check into mark viviano's bucket. that was awesome. if you didn't contribute this weekend, you can still come here and donate at the virtual
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food bank. >> as part of our community commitment, wjz was a proud sponsor of the food drive. >> clearly, you were never started -- we did okay on supd too. we did okay. still to come on wjz's eyewitness news. shooting rampage, why police believe a gunman targeted women. authorities need your help to find them. i'm andrea fujiji, i'll show you a new website that may help track them down. that's coming up on wjz eyewitness news. the procedure that is proving safe and effective in children. this is mark viviano, the nfl assesses an offseason penalty on the ravens, what did the team do wrong and what did it cost them. with a baseball draft coming up tonight, the the orioles comment on their commitment to
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youth. we'll hear it from president andy mcfail when the news andy mcfail when the news continues. ,,
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it is 6:29, 77 degrees and sunny. few for staying with wjz. terror suspects arrested on u.s. soil. today the men made their first appearance in court. allison harmolan reports. >> reporter: two men accused of a terror plot came to court bruised and shackled. their destination, somalia. >> they wanted to go join a foreign organization. >> reporter: a tip back in 2006 set off a year's long investigation of anes and almonte, both are u.s. citizens. they prepared by buying military style clothes and watching terrorists videos. >> sophistication is not necessary a measure of danger,
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as we've learned in lots of other cases. >> reporter: these young men weren't planning a specific attack, by like other home grown terrorists they found inspiration online from a couple of well known recruiters. both adam gadana a u.s. born al- qaida and awlaki have made public calls for smaller single acts of terrorism. al-awlaki is tied to the fort hood shooting and time square failed bombing. prosecutors did get some help from family members of the two suspects. in newark, allison harmolin. both men are being held
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without bail pending a decision thursday. mary is live in the newsroom to explain why police believe the men targeted women. >> reporter: police say the 38- year-old suspect killed his own wife outside of a restaurant where she worked. he apparently bypassed two men before he went straight for two other women in the restaurant. three others died, and at last check three others are in critical condition. the suspect drive away from the scene and officers found him a few blocks away. officers says that when he committed suicide. police need your help in finding a suspect in baltimore's memorial day
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weekend violence. duane thompson shot and killed his wife. anyone with information is urged to call police. andrea fujiji explains these fenders willhorse likely commit violent crimes. >> reporter: meet the worse of the worse. >> carjacking, deadly weapon possession, felony theft. that's what this gentlemen is under supervision for. >> reporter: nearly 75,000 marylanders are under supervision of parol and prevention. the warrant apprehension receive about 400 warrants a month. the warrants team am he understand nearly 90% of their warrants, it's that 10% they are worried about. and that 10% is focused on this website. authorities say they'll likely
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strike again. >> our assessment instrument tells us that they are more likely to commit a new violent crime than the rest of the folks that we have under supervision. >> reporter: the division has 80 warrant officers and more help is always needed. >> if we can get some help from the general public, that perhaps it can enhance our efforts to try to locate that last 10%. >> reporter: in hopes captured captions like this will be under every one of these mug shots. andrea fujiji. >> to see maryland's 25 most wanted, log on to our website and tips can be anonymous. another major safety recall today in the automobile industry. dodge caravans and town and country mini vans are under risk of breaking of doors. the recall will start later this month. there's relief for millions
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of the american children who suffer of chronic allergy problems. >> reporter: constant sinus infections would stop perry conocki in her tracks. >> i was having runny nose, i was getting a lot of pressure and bad headaches. >> reporter: the 18-year-old had chronic allergies. >> i tried sprays, none of them would work. >> reporter: a recent study finds it can be a safe and effective way to treat children. under general anesthesia, a catheter is inserted into the nose. a balloon is inflated to open the sinus so it has an outlet to drain and keeps it that way permenantly. >> reporter: it appears that the sinuses stayed open and the children had 90% improvement. very encouraging.
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>> reporter: 20 million people suffer from chronic sinus relief that can get worse during allergy season. but treating allergies in children with surgeries is a concern. >> their facial bones are still growing. >> reporter: a study of 32 children as young as 2 years old shows this minimally invasive procedure can help them breathe easier. it works for perry. >> nothing even close to compared to what i was experiencing before. >> reporter: and that's cleared the way for her to be more active as she heads back to college this fall. >> since the introduction of the balloon rhinoplasty, 600 children have been treated. and look for these stories in the baltimore sun.
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look for the debut of strasburg, and the picks for this year's draft. everybody ready to get a little dirty? >> reporter: so baltimore's aquarium provided gloves and boots, the volunteers provided the muscle. >> it's fun out here working, school is hard. >> reporter: you like this better? >> yeah. >> reporter: two thousand home, business and a 500 room hotel are going in in a project called west port waterfront and running the length of the shoreline. >> a wetland right at the edge of the site to try to absorb
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run off. clean up that water that comes off the site before it goes into the baltimore harbor. >> reporter: a wetland kids are helping to plant at low tide with grass grown in classrooms. >> i think it's going to grow. it's going to get bigger. and so when the water comes, we try and get deep in it, so when the water comes it won't fall out. >> reporter: this project is not just about working nature back into the development. it's about doing it under kaer. >> this is one of the only sites that will be a platinum site. >> it's worth it. >> reporter: alex demitrius. still to come, the man tied
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to natalie holloway's disappearance behind bars for another murder. the domestic abuse case, does charlie sheen's plea deal include time behind bars. and we look at the first warning workweek forecast. and here are the top stories at this hour, for updates at any time log on to ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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a series of powerful tornadoes destroyed parts of ohio. dozens of homes buildings and vehicles were damaged or completely destroyed. people throughout the midwest are trying to stay positive. >> we're safe, our neighborhood is safe. i know there are a lot of missing people in our community. my son's friend's dad is assumed -- we're just happy to be here. >> the hardest hit area was located near toledo, ohio where at least three people are dead. jail security tightens in
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peru and dutch murder suspect vandersloot is put on suicide watch. the 25-year-old is charged of killing stephanie florez ramirez. her body was found in a hotel room after a surveillance video shows them both going into the room together. actor charlie sheen is back in court today, this time to finalize the terms of his plea deal. the charges stem from an argument with his wife on christmas day in aspen colorado. sheen would serve a 30 day jail sentence but would be allowed to teach at a local theater during the day. >> apple reveals the latest gadget the iphone four. steve jobs unveiled the new iphone today at a conference in san francisco. the phone now includes a higher resolution screen and thinner design. a new application called face
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time used for video calling will also be available, the new iphone goes on sail june 24th. does that mean if i call you, my little face pops up. >> you can make that happen. >> i don't think i want to. >> there are times i don't want to be seen, you know what i mean. >> i'm hoping i get it with my carrier sometime son if you are listening out there. katie couric is next with what is coming up in the cbs news. >> how dangerous is exposure to the oil and is enough being done to protect those trying to clean up the mess. tonight only on the cbs evening news. here's a look at tonight's closing numbers from wall street, we'll be right back. across the street, the padillas. ben and his family live here, too. ben's a re/max agent, and he's a big part of this community. there are lots of reasons why re/max agents average more sales than other agents.
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look at that blue sky, welcome back skies. wjz is live with first warning weather coverage. first meteorologist bernadette woods is in the outback with a look at what we can expect tomorrow, more of this i'm sure. >> if you liked it today you're going to like tomorrow. pretty cool out there in the
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50s, as we head into the afternoon partly cloudy skies. temperatures getting into the upper 70s, that's about it. tomorrow night the clouds will begin to come in because another storm is moving our way on wednesday. for more on this, here's bob. >> i do expect showers here, at least part of the eye on wednesday. there'll be 74 again back up close to the 80s on thursday. practice makes perfect, but too much practice gets the ravens in trouble. >> we have the details next in sports. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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football is a tough game adds it is, and there are restrictions in the hard hitting that teams can do in the offseason. the nfl has thrown a penalty flag in the direction of owens mill. after a complaint by the players union that the ravens violated work out rules. the league has ruled that the ravens have violated collectively standings. the pelt penalty is that the
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ravens are forced to kapbs cancel work outs next week. the ravens are accountable for their mistake. there's no game for the orioles today but the organization is facing big decisions tonight. they will likely take high school pitcher jameson tion of texas or manny machado of western florida. it's another important step for mcfail. mcfail's plan of accomplishing young talent is being questioned. >> i wish i could happen
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faster. but there's not one centilla on my mind that this is what we need to do. that's not our sport, we just have to deal with the things we have to deal with. >> the washington nationals have the top pick, they are expected to select college catcher brice harper. and after the o's earned the new skipper, they got it against boston with the base hip and the bottom of the 11th. that clenched a 4-3 win and snapped a three game o's losing streak. they'll play host to the yankees at oriole park tomorrow night. basketball news, michigan state coach tom izzo is a candidate for the cleveland cavaliers. michigan state's athletic director has confirmed that the cavaliers have inquired.
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izzo has been the spartans coach for 16 years. dan gilbert is a michigan state allumn. la looking for a second straight victory, but rhondo pulled out all the tricks. everyone with his court side seat, the celtics got an out of sight performance from sharp shoots ray alan shooting eight shots from beyond the three point line. boston wins it 103-92 series even. news of another honor for lacrosse stand out kateland mcfadden. mcfadden's accolades include all acc conference and she has a 3.7 gpa. played high school in baltimore prep, gives her teammates and coaches all the credit. now there's someone to admire.
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>> absolutely. >> wow, fantastic. thank you mark. we'll be right back.
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>> couric: day 49. the cap slows the flow of oil, but not the anger as the president's point man says the spill could take years to clean up. i'm katie couric. also tonight, a legendary career in journalism ends-- over some angry words about israel. >> tell them get-to-get the hell out of palestine. >> couric: are you tempted by this apple? the new iphone lets you talk face to face. and the dog days of summer were never like this. captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: good evening, everyone. it seems every time there's a bit of good news from the gulf, something else happens to dampen it. the coast guard said today the cap over the gushing oil well is now funneling more than 460,000 gallons a day to a nearby


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